Cerebral Palsy Legal Help
Was your child diagnosed with cerebral palsy after birth? Speak with a lawyer about your potential case by calling 1-855-833-3707.
If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by the medical malpractice of a doctor, obstetrician, or other medical professional, why should your family suffer the financial consequences?
Call us for a 100% free consultation to learn the legal options available to you and your family. We may be able to recover substantial compensation, and you never pay us a dime unless we win your case.
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a condition which affects a child’s motor functions, muscle control and language expression. According to research, medical malpractice and negligence before and during childbirth are two of the top reasons that a child is born with, or develops the condition shortly after birth.
Cerebral palsy usually affects the part of the brain that deals with movement and language. Infection during pregnancy, if not caught and treated in a timely manner, may result in damage to the cells in this part of the brain. In addition, improper and forceful birthing methods can result in head trauma which also ends up affecting the brain.
Negligence at the moment of delivery can take on many forms:
- The doctor may fail to adequately identify signs of fetal distress.
- The baby may spend too much time in the birth canal, depriving its brain of oxygen.
- The doctor may use clamps forcefully to try to deliver the baby.
- The delivery team may fail to carry out a cesarean section when necessary to deliver the baby.
- The doctor may misread the fetal monitor.
- Administering too much Pitocin, a drug used to speed up delivery.
- Failure to respond to signs of maternal distress during delivery.
- Lack of enough medical personnel during delivery.
Cerebral palsy diagnosis can be difficult since it takes time for parents to discover that their child has the condition. In fact, most children aren’t diagnosed until they’re a few years old. Stiff, jerky movements, clenched fists, inability to hold on to items, failure to walk well into the child’s first year, inability to talk and sound out simple words, regular seizures, inability to hold up their head, poor balance and limited range of motion usually point to the fact that the child may be suffering from a neurological condition such as cerebral palsy.
Given the fact that cerebral palsy is usually caused by medical malpractice, you may be able to sue the negligent doctor, hospital, and/or other medical professionals for damages (financial loss they’ve caused).
This is an expensive condition that may very well need a lifetime of management. Most families are caught unawares when they discover that their child has cerebral palsy and may not have money put aside to cover the cost of care for their child. Because of this, seeking out the services of a qualified birth injury attorney could help you recover the compensation your child will need.
Call a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Today
Rasansky Law Firm will discuss your case with you for free; just call us today (toll-free) at 1-855-833-3707. In addition, if we decide to take on your case, you won’t have to worry about legal fees from the get-go because we work on a contingency fee basis. This simply means that you’ll only pay us if we collect for you. We adopted this no-win, no-fee arrangement because we want you to be confident in the knowledge that we have the experience and resources to make sure that we win your case for you. We look forward to speaking with you.